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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, july 4th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." a suicide bombing near a u.s. diplomatic mission in saudi arabia follows a string of deadly weekend terrorist attacks. the fbi interviews hillary clinton as the investigation into her private e-mail appears to be coming to a close. and more than two dozen wildfires burn out west, eating up acres and burning down homes. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with a new bombing
attack overseas this morning. this time near a u.s. consulate in saudi arabia. a suicide bomber parked his car about 65 feet from the consulate in jetta and set off the bomb. the explosion injured two security officers nearby. no u.s. personnel were hurt. so far, there has been no claim of responsibility. today's bombing comes after a series of deadly attacks in recent days all with possible links to isis. the latest yesterday in baghdad killed at least 142 people. a deadly attack in turkey last week was connected to the islamic militants. isis claimed responsibility for another attack in bangladesh. but one government official in bangladesh says a local militant group is to blame. johnathan vigliotti reports. >> reporter: the first explosion rocked baghdad central business district engulfing an entire shopping mall in flames. against an orange sky, dazed shoppers and first responders sifted through twisted and
charred wreckage for any survivors. the attack happened shortly after midnight sunday morning as families were eating dinner after passing during the day for the holly month of ramadan. police blamed the carnage of a bomb in the back of a pickup truck. people wouldn't recognize their families who were engulfed in the fire, said this man who managed to escape. police said many of the victims were children. the islamic state was quick to claim responsibility. it is the third attack in three countries linked to the group in less than a week. on friday in bangladesh, the islamic state claims their militants struck a popular restaurant and took dozens of foreigners hostage. three students studying at an american university including abita kabir were killed.
in istanbul's airport, killing more than 40 people. 13 suspects were arrested in raids and taken to court today, as police unravel what appears to be a growing terror network. just over a week ago, isis lost fallujah to iraqi forces in what is seen as an embarrassing blow. while the islamic state may be losing on the battlefield, they are still capable of inflicting major carnage in cities around the world. johnathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. sources tell cbs news the fbi is nearing the end of its investigation into hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state. agents questioned clinton for hours over the weekend. hena daniels is here in new york with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as the fbi reaches its final phase into the investigation, clinton's likely opponent donald trump is attacking her honesty or a lack thereof according to him with the american people. this, of course, comes days
after the controversial tarmac meeting between bill clinton and attorney geneal loretta lynch. hillary clinton broke her silence over the weekend, hours after speaking with federal investigators about the private e-mail server she used during her time as secretary of state. >> i never received nor sent any material that was marked classified. i will continue to, you know, be as forthcoming as i can. >> reporter: the voluntary meeting, which lasted three and a half hours on saturday, took place just days after the controversial tarmac meeting between bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch in fens. phoenix. >> no one wants to see any untoward, you know, conclusions drawn and they said, you know, they would not do it again. >> reporter: in a series of tweets yesterday, donald trump blasted his likely democratic opponent, saying, quote, crooked hillary knew her husband wanted to meet with lynch to work out a
deal. other democrats came to clinton's defense. >> she understands she has got to earn people's trust and she is going to work very, very hard to do that. >> reporter: the latest quinnipiac poll shows registered voters find trump honest and trustworthy than clinton. both have their sights sets on the battleground state of north carolina this week. while trump holds a rally the same day in raleigh. attorney general general lynch said she would accept whatever recommendations prosecutors and fbi investigators bring charges against clinton in connection with her e-mail scandal. >> hena daniels in new york, thank you very much. donald trump is facing criticism for a controversial tweet he sent out over the weekend. the presumptive gop presidential nominee posted this image featuring hillary clinton that showed a six-point star reserving the star of david on a pile of money. the image appeared earlier on a
white supremacist website. trump has since deleted the tweet. trump also tweeted it's impossible for the fbi not to recommend charges against clinton for her use of her private e-mail server. it comes as former president bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch said they made a mistake when they met privately last week. the two say the meeting was innocent but regret it amid the fbi investigation into bill clinton's wife. we will have much more on the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails coming up on "cbs this morning." there is a nearly 70 wildfires now burning this morning across several western states. there are at least a dozen major fires in california alone, including one fire that has burned several homes to the ground. mireya villarreal reports. >> reporter: in a matter of minutes, flames raced up the side of this hill in san bernardino, destroying at least four homes. this man and his girlfriend
managed to escape before their home went up. >> she ran out the window to see what the dog is barking at. sure enough, flames are rattling the windows. >> reporter: nearly ten acres of drought stricken land were scorched before the firefighters were able to get the fire under control. taylor owens home was in their home for three generations. >> yeah, it sucks. we are upset. obviously, i'm not going to be able to get back a lot of the memories and stuff like that. >> reporter: farther north in another county, the deer fire has burned 1,700 acres and threatening 300 homes. officials are worried the fire will intensify as it approaches an area filled with dead and dying trees. this is the same county that lost 150 homes in a devastating wildfire nearly two weeks ago. as 4800 firefighters continue to battle 12 major wildfires across california, safety officials are warning about the dangers of illegal fireworks. more than 300,000 pounds of
illegal fireworks have been confiscated in los angeles county alone. l.a. city fire chief says fireworks could add more fuel to these fires. >> with us being in the fifth year of a drought, we are extremely concerned about the potential for brush fires or other types of fires caused by fireworks, so we urge you to please attend a professional fireworks show. >> reporter: more fires are reported on the fourth of july than any other day out of the year. nearly half of those fires are caused by fireworks. mireya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. flood warnings remain in effect this morning in central and southern kansas after heavy storms this weekend. several inches of rain caused flash flooding saturday and sunday. in wichita, firefighters rescued two adults and their child after a vehicle was swept away off a road and ended up in a creek. a teenager is recovering this morning in the hospital after being injured by a
firework in new york central park. the virginia teen stepped on the homemade explosive sunday. it happened as he and two friends were climbing rocks in the park. the teen's grandmother says doctors amputated his leg from the knee down. >> this is terrible. but for his birthday next week, he wanted a long skateboard. well, he won't have a leg. >> investigators say they do not believe the explosive is linked to terrorism. holocaust survivor and noble lauriet elie wiesel passed away this week. a public memorial is being planned. march marlie hall looks back on the man's extraordinary live. >> reporter: elie wiesel's, at 15, he was sent to the auschwitz
concentration camp and brand with a number a-1773. in the 1950s he wrote his first book "night." he was offer many more books over the years. >> i, as a jew, can say words that have meaning to nonjews as well. >> reporter: he taught at several prestigious universities yg yale and boston university. he received many awards throughout his life including the nobel peace prize. he spoke at the dedication of the u.s. holocaust memorial in washington. in 2009, he joined president obama, german chancellor angel merkel at the buchenwald concentration camp where they presented white flowers as a memorial there. president obama tweeted the following.
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here is another look at this morning's top stories. isis has been linked to series of new terror attacks, including two bonmbings yesterday in baghdad that killed 142 people. the militants group is linked to the bangladesh attack and istanbul's main airport attack last week. cbs news is told the fbi is nearing the investigation into the use of a private e-mail server of hillary clinton while secretary of state. attorney general loretta lynch will accept their. fire department is warning of a fire amid fireworks.
>> reporter: the trailhead fire 60 miles northeast of sacramento, has consumed over 3200 acres and forced mandatory evacuations. 1900 firefighters are battling the flame in tough terrain. >> very, very steep and that is what is driving the fire, slope driven. >> reporter: firefighters 20 high-definition online cameras that run day and night. the cause of the trailhead fire is still under investigation. >> fire danger is high this fourth of july. >> reporter: but official worry about a rash of new fires both on forest land and in cities sparked by fireworks. los angeles city fire chief. >> on the fourth of july, far more fires are reported than on any other day of the year. >> reporter: it's estimated fireworks cause more than 18,000 fires in the u.s. each year. they are being blamed for a 2,500 acre fire in boise, idaho, this week. here in california, five years
of record drought have made the state a tinder box and wipe for fire explosion conditions. the drought has killed off 66 million trees, increasing the risk for wildfires. l.a. county fire chief. >> this could be the most volatile of our season over a hundred years. so we encourage people whether it's fireworks or fires to be extremely careful. >> reporter: officials are encouraging people to attend professional fireworks shows or buy so-called safe and sane fireworks that are approved by the state fire marshal but fireworks are not allowed in some california communities. in los angeles, for instance, authorities have confiscated more than 300,000 pounds of illegal fireworks. they warn even small fireworks that appear harmless can be hazardous request used without caution. teri okita, cbs news, los angeles. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will talk to florida for a closer look at the algae bloom
lots of people celebrating our nation here in the birth place of freedom. the philly pops had a patriots i can performance that inspired a crowd. we'll show it to you. from independence mall to the parkway, live look at final preparations underway for tonight's big concert and fireworks display. >> and here is a live look at storm scan3, we track the holiday forecast. will the weather cooperate or will mother nature provide her own fireworks? i hope not, today is monday, july 4, good morning, i'm brooke thomas. >> i'm joe hold never for jim done. getting your day start wad check on weather and traffic with katie and meisha. >> good morning, guys, ac